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Old 12-06-2013, 09:59 PM   #21
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#19. Cold crash, the brew has been fermenting at your fermenting temp, when it's done, really done, get it cooler "cold crash" to encourage drop out for a clearer brew and greater sedimentation.

I have read that putting the bottles on their sides reduces the chances of oxidation from the air, in the air space in the bottle. I havn,t come to terms with this personally, surface area of the airspace tells me to stand bottles up, but that is not what is recommended by higher authorities

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Old 12-06-2013, 10:51 PM   #22
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#19. Cold crash, the brew has been fermenting at your fermenting temp, when it's done, really done, get it cooler "cold crash" to encourage drop out for a clearer brew and greater sedimentation.

I have read that putting the bottles on their sides reduces the chances of oxidation from the air, in the air space in the bottle. I havn,t come to terms with this personally, surface area of the airspace tells me to stand bottles up, but that is not what is recommended by higher authorities
I had the same thought. On its side the beer has greater exposure to air, which I don't believe we want. Anyway, they are all tipped up and around and sitting up-right again.

I'll try to keep cold crashing in mind, although it sounds tricky without having a refrigerator set-up. I suppose one could put it in an ice bath the night before bottling day.. I had let it sit in the primary for 4 weeks before racking to the bottling bucket. It looked really clear in the siphon hose (its a steam ale) but then I lost suction and in getting the siphon started up again I churned it up a little, so some bottles have a little extra sediment.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:05 PM   #23
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some times it don't all go right !

Cold crash needs more than a few hours tho

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